Sixth Annual BronzeLens Film Festival In Atlanta Nov. 5-8

Oct 30, 2015

The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a proud supporter of Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  WCLK is pleased to have a partnership with BronzeLens.   Artistic Director, Deidre McDonald speaks with The Local Take on Saturday morning, October 31 at 7:00 a.m. about the Sixth Annual BronzeLens Festival.  

We talk about the concept behind the Festival and the growth that has coincided with Atlanta's burgeoning film industry.  BronzeLens happens at various venues around Atlanta.   Registration opens on Wednesday, November 4 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, located in downtown Atlanta.  

While the Festival officially runs November 5 - 8, McDonald explains that on November 4 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a special pre-festival screening of Nefertite Nguvu's Film, In The Morning at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College, 900 West End Ave. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Films from all over the world were considered for inclusion in the BronzeLens Film Festival.   Only the most compelling will be shown,  with highlights including:

A Baby For Christmas by Swirl Films showing on Sunday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m.

The Man in 3B by Tri-Destined Studios and Urban Book Media showing on Friday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m.

There will also be the very popular showings of short and student films; and, documentaries.

Workshops and panel discussions are available for the novice and the experienced film goer.  Topics touch on everything from how to do business with the film industry and "behind the camera" needs  to catering and dry cleaning.  As well, there will be  a producers roundtable which includes award winners, Shelby Stone (Bessie) and Paul Garnes (Selma).

The BronzeLens Film Festival will host a conversation with the award winning Suzanne De Passe, an African American woman pioneer in the film industry, on Friday, November 6.

France Atlanta joined forces with the Festival to bring award wining film maker Abderrahmane Sissako and his film TIMBUKTU to Atlanta.  This was the highest grossing African film in France and was nominated for a 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.   TIMBUKTU will be screened on Saturday, November 7 at 4:00 p.m.   A  Q&A with Abderrhmane Sissako will follow.

With something for everyone the BronzeLens Film Festival is not to be missed.

Click here for more information on the BronzeLens Film Festival. 

Click here for information on TIMBUKTU and Abderrahmane Sissako.

Click here for information on Suzanne de Passe.